Record number of applicants for defence industry jobs

Saab Australia has reported a record number of applicants during a recent recruitment drive. This further highlights the effectiveness of the Turnbull Government’s policy to attract people to the growing defence industry, the burgeoning work force behind the Australian Defence Force. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Adelaide-based company’s latest graduate recruitment round was a huge success. “Saab has advised more than 260 applications were received, which shows growing confidence in the defence industry sector and the careers on offer,” Minister Pyne said. “This is…

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More jobs created as BMT Australia opens new Adelaide office

In yet another sign of the growing local defence industry, BMT Australia has opened its doors in Adelaide. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today formally opened the company’s Adelaide office. BMT Australia, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is a maritime engineering, science and technology consultancy which has key roles in many major naval defence projects. Minister Pyne said it’s great to have a company such as BMT setting up shop in Adelaide. “It is fantastic to see BMT Australia expanding its footprint after operating in Australia…

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Saab Receives Order for Australian OPV Situational Awareness System

Saab has received a contract from Luerssen Australia for the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). The contract is expected to run over the 12 year OPV shipbuilding programme, which will see the delivery of 12 new ships. In addition to the SAS, which is based on Saab Australia’s 9LV Combat Management System, the OPV will be fitted with Saab’s EOS 500 (electro-optical fire control director). “Saab Australia is pleased to receive this order from Luerssen Australia. This is also an important…

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Pyne Tours HMS Sutherland in Adelaide

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, today toured the Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland as it called into South Australia. Sutherland is on a seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific to strengthen defence ties, as well as promote stability and security through combined naval operations and exercises. Minister Pyne said the visit is a demonstration of the United Kingdom’s commitment to Australia and the region. “Australia and the UK are committed to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific and Sutherland’s visit continues the close cooperation between our two…

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Leading Technology Accelerator Launches in Australia

December 10, 2016 – Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed Techstars’ launch of its first Defence and Security Accelerator in Adelaide. Minister Pyne said Techstars is one of the leading technology accelerators in the world. “Techstars Adelaide is designed to support companies to develop and commercialize state-of-the-art technologies connected to the defence and security sectors. This is a welcome and encouraging step for new collaboration across defense industry, which will be critical to meeting the challenges of the future,” Minister Pyne said. Minister Pyne said…

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